Yasmin Qureshi responds to the Prison Governors Association’s call for public inquiry into prison violence

"This is no way to run a prison system in the 21st century.”

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Yasmin Qureshi MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Minister, responding to the Prison Governors Association’s call for a Public Inquiry into prison violence, said:

“When Prison Governors, who have the day-to-day responsibility for the management of our prisons, demand a Public Inquiry into the unprecedented levels of violence and suicides in prisons, you know there is a crisis.

“The Justice Secretary must recognise that cuts have consequences, and our prison system is failing at every turn as the result of this Tory Government’s chronic lack of investment: more violence, more suicides, more reoffending. This is no way to run a prison system in the 21st century.”

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